Every Nation for Itself: What Happens When No One Leads the World (Paperback)
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A world order in which no single country or durable alliance of countries can meet the challenges of global leadership. What happens when the G20 doesn t work and the G7 is history.
If the worst threatened a rogue nuclear state, a major health crisis, the collapse of the global financial system where would the world look for leadership?
For the first time in seven decades, there is no single power or alliance of powers ready to take on the challenges of global leadership. A generation ago, the United States, Europe, and Japan were the world's powerhouses, the free-market democracies that propelled the global economy forward. But today, they struggle just to find their footing.
Acclaimed geopolitical analyst Ian Bremmer argues that this leadership vacuum is here to stay, as power is regionalized instead of globalized. Now that so many challenges transcend borders from the stability of the global economy and climate change to cyber-attacks and terrorism the need for international cooperation has never been greater.
About the Author
Ian Bremmer is President of Eurasia Group, the world's largest political risk consultancy. He is also Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute and a columnist for the Financial Times. His research focuses on states in transition, global political risk, and US national security.
“Global political economy has no sharper or more prescient analyst than Ian Bremmer.”
“Ian Bremmer combines shrewd analysis with colorful storytelling to reveal the risks and opportunities in a world without leadership. This is a fascinating and important book.”
—Fareed Zakaria, author of The Post-American World
“Required reading for anyone interested in the current state and near-term future of global affairs.”
—Muhtar Kent, chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company
“Every Nation for Itself is a provocative and important book about what comes next. Ian Bremmer has again turned conventional wisdom on its head.”
—Nouriel Roubini, chairman, Roubini Global Economics